Meryem K. Talbo


It ain't much but it's honest work ...

Hello! My name is Meryem and I am a PhD candidate at the School of Human Nutrition at McGill University (Tiohtià:ke a.k.a Montreal) .

I am a registered dietitian with a strong passion for improving the health and well-being of those living with chronic conditions, particularly diabetes. My interest in diabetes developed during my undergraduate studies in the School of Human Nutrition at McGill University, where I learned that proper nutrition and lifestyle habits play a critical role across different life stages!

As a clinician, I noticed that the real-life challenges of managing chronic conditions often go beyond what is typically addressed in the literature. This inspired me to want to further my knowledge and develop my skillset to better support my patients.
My academic journey began in 2017 when I started an MSc Applied degree in my alma mater. During my MSc, I focused on evaluating the association between energy intake and growth outcomes in a preterm cohort of neonates. Through this experience, I gained valuable research-related competencies such as conducting literature reviews, planning, and implementing research protocols and conducting data collection, management, and statistical analysis.
But that wasn't enough, the research bug bit and I wanted more!
I then started a Ph.D. with Dr. Anne-Sophie Brazeau (yeh you guessed, still..) at McGill U (brand loyalty x 100000). My current research aims to reduce the burden of hypoglycemia on people living with type 1 diabetes by understanding their experience with hypoglycemia fear and frequency and evaluating if diabetes technologies can help relieve this burden!

I am excited to continue my work in improving the health and well-being of those living with diabetes, and I look forward to sharing my knowledge and expertise through this platform